D.O. Ribera del Duero / Condado de Oriza
Condado de Oriza Roble
Condado de Oriza Roble is made from Tempranillo (Tinta del País) that are carefully selected from vines grown on the clay and loam soils at Olmedillo de Roa surrounding lands and villages in the province of Burgos.
In the last 30 years, the Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero has emerged to challenge the crown of Spain’s greatest wine region; Rioja. Located in Spain’s northern plateau, this region covers four Castile and León provinces – Burgos, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid. But, despite what its name may suggest, Ribera del Duero does not cover all of the villages along the River Duero. Ribera del Duero was granted its Denominación de Origen status in 1982 and today it has over 250 wineries and over 22,000 ha of vineyards. Most of Ribera del Duero’s production is red wine and only a moderate amount of rosé is produced. No white wines are permitted under the D.O. yet, but they will be soon. The region is characterised by its largely flat, rocky terrain.
A wine of a powerful bright crimson with touches of purple. A ripe fruit aroma of cherries, plums, sweet spices, liquorice and toasted coffee beans. On the palate the wine is fresh and juicy with well-integrated tannins and acidity. A lovely fruity finish with fine notes of spices.
A perfect accompaniment to lamb chops, pies, cured or semi-cured Manchego or Gouda cheese, as well as dates wrapped in bacon.
The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked. Then, they spend a 2-day maceration period at around 23 - 25ºC to ensure the maximum aromatic potential of this variety. Finally, the wine is aged for 6 months in American oak barrels before bottling. After bottling, it finishes its ageing process in our cellars for another 6 months.
2022 Gilbert & Gaillard: Condado de Oriza Roble 2021